Fischer–Saller scale

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The Fischer-Saller Scale, named after Eugen Fischer and Karl Saller, is used in physical anthropology and medicine to determine the shades of hair color. The scale uses the following designations: [1][2][3][4]

  • A (very light blond)
  • B to E (light blond)
  • F to L (blond)
  • M to O (dark blond)
  • P to T (light brown to medium brown - "chatain")
  • U to Y (dark brown/black - "brunet")
  • Roman numerals I to IV (red) and V to VI (red blond)

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  1. ^ Ubelaker, Douglas H. (July 2000). "Change in Hair Pigmentation in Children from Birth to 5 Years in a Central European Population (Longitudinal Study)". Forensic Science Communications 2 (3). 
  2. ^ Malinowski, Andrzej (1997). "Podstawy antropometrii. Metody, techniki, normy". 
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